An auto website says Volkswagen is planning a major expansion for its Chattanooga plant that could add production space for a new VW crossover and ultimately for Audi and Porsche vehicles.
The site Automobilemag.com cited unnamed sources as saying that VW officials are almost ready to sign off on a second phase that would increase the plant's output by 180,000 to 200,000 units a year.
It said the plan is to let all three brands participate in the new venture. The plant is expected to start production soon on a new, made-for-America midsize sedan.
A VW official in Chattanooga said last month a decision to expand production could come later this year.
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An auto website says Volkswagen is planning a major expansion for its Chattanooga plant